David Flitcroft Appointed Director of Football at Port Vale

  • February 08, 2021 | By Chris Mann
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David Flitcroft has returned to work for the first time since leaving Bolton, having been appointed Director of Football at Port Vale.

Flitcroft, who worked at the University of Bolton Stadium as the assistant to Keith Hill between August 2019 and June 2020, had initially been invited to discuss the vacant managerial position at Vale Park.

However, it soon became clear there were more suitable alternatives for the 47-year-old, whose experience will now be utilised to nurture a bright future for the League Two side, who have ambitions of establishing themselves as a presence higher up the EFL pyramid in years to come.

Speaking to port-vale.co.uk, Flitcroft said: "I am delighted to join the Board at Port Vale and excited to start working with Danny (Pugh), the backroom team, the players and my fellow Directors.

"I admire the ambition, vision and investment of the owners. Port Vale fans have really been through the mill over the last 20 years but their support has been first class - no matter what.

"I'll be working to give them a football operation to be proud of - demanding excellence as standard and 100 per cent graft and commitment. It's a hugely exciting project to be part of."

Vale co-owner and Chair Carol Shanahan OBE added: "We are absolutely thrilled to have Dave join the Board at Port Vale.

"What began as conversations around the managerial vacancy developed into an understanding that we needed more investment to support all aspects of the core football business.

"Dave is vastly experienced, deeply passionate about the game and understands the potential in Port Vale FC.

"Our aspiration is to become an established Championship club and Dave will help us to shape that vision and put the building blocks in place for our continued evolution."

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